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Hometown Senior Living Resident Suffers Fractured Hip

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 28th December 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Uncategorized | RSS Feed

MDH Cites Hometown Senior Living after Resident Falls with Fracture

Fall at Hometown Senior Living Leads to Fractured Hip
Fall at Hometown Senior Living Leads to Fractured Hip

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Hometown Senior Living the alleged perpetrator (AP) neglected the client, when the AP failed to assess the client after a fall and neglected to contact the on-call staff per policy. The client had a fractured hip.

Failure to Supervise Leads to Broken Hip

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The facility did not directly make available a registered nurse to assess the client’s care and services needed after a fall. The facility implemented a policy that directed unlicensed personnel to contact an on-call manager (who was also unlicensed) for all after hour incident, the unlicensed staff called the on-call manager, who did not contact a nurse. The client laid awake all night with pain, and a nurse did not assess the client until 8 hours later.

The client moved into the facility due to diagnoses that included dementia. The client received services that included assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, eating, transfers, wellness checks, and orientation due to moderate confusion. The client had difficulty answering questions, communicating discomfort, and intermittent confusion.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves fall injuries and fractures. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

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If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Fall Injury at Brookdale North Oaks

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 28th December 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Uncategorized | RSS Feed

MDH Cites Brookdale North Oaks

Fractures - Fractured Shoulder - Resident a Brookdale North Oaks
Fractures – Fractured Shoulder – Resident a Brookdale North Oaks

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Brookdale North Oaks was not adequately supervised and fell and was hospitalized with fractured shoulder.

Failure to supervise leads to a fractured shoulder of resident

Neglect was substantiated. The facility neglected to make available a registered nurse for consultation to staff performing delegated nursing tasks when the client injured her shoulder and was in pain. Staff were directed to contact the executive director of the license. The client’s treatment was delayed for approximately four days and the client was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder that required hospitalization. It could not be determined when or how the client fell.

The nurse did not assess the client, but called the administrator with direction to fax the doctor’s order to an x-ray company to come to the facility to x-ray the client’s shoulder. The administrator sent the fax, but did not communicate the order to anyone else, as the facility did not have a nurse on the staff at the time.

The administrator was away from the facility for two days, and when she returned learned that the client did not get an x-ray. The administrator called the x-ray company who came to the facility the same day to x-ray the client’s shoulder. The x-ray revealed that the client had a dislocated shoulder, and the doctor ordered her to the hospital for treatment.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves medication management and administration or injuries from fall and fractures. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
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If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Augustana Emerald Crest Minnetonka Resident Dies After Fall

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th December 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Resident at Augustana Emerald Crest Minnetonka Suffers Fall with Fractured Femur
Resident at Augustana Emerald Crest Minnetonka Suffers Fall with Fractured Femur

MDH Cites Augustana Emerald Crest Minnetonka After Resident Suffers Femur Fracture

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Augustana Emerald Crest Minnetonka was neglected when the alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to supervise the client; the AP was sleeping during the night shift. The client fell and sustained a left femur fracture. The client died 19 days later.

Failure to Supervise Leads to Preventable Fall

Neglect was substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP) was responsible for the maltreatment. The client was known to wake frequently during the night and required supervision. The client was known to wake frequently during the night and required supervision, engagement, and redirection when awake. The client began wandering in the common area, fell sustained a left femur fracture, and later died. The AP assigned to her care was sleeping while on duty and failed to supervise or engage the client as directed in the client’s service plan.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision. Many types of injuries can occur as a result, the most common are fractures and head injuries due to falls.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

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If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Fall at the Shores at Lake Phalen Leads to Head Injury with Laceration

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th December 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Resident at the Shores at Lake Phalen Suffers Fall with Laceration
Resident at the Shores at Lake Phalen Suffers Fall with Laceration

MDH Cites the Shores at Lake Phalen after Head Injury to Resident

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that clients at the Shores at Lake Phalen were neglected when the facility failed to provide adequate supervision, which resulted in client #1 and client #2 falling during an altercation. Client #1 hit her head and sustained a significant laceration to the back of her head, requiring 18 stiches.

Failure to Supervise Residents Leads to Fall with Laceration to Head

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for maltreatment. The memory care unit was required to have two staff members present at all times. During the time of the incidents, there was one staff member present, and they were unable to manage several clients that were exhibiting aggressive behaviors. The facility was aware of prior verbal altercations between the clients, but had not re-assessed the clients or implemented new interventions to address the concern. In conclusion, neglect of supervision was substantiated.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a lack of proper attention and supervision of residents resulting in falls and other injuries. Other frequents errors involve medication management and administration. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
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If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Parmly on the Lake Failed to Provide CPR to Resident in Distress

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 13th December 2019 | Category: Failure to Provide CPR, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Failure to Provide CPR to Resident at Parmly on the Lake
Failure to Provide CPR to Resident at Parmly on the Lake

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Parmly on the Lake was neglected when the facility failed to notify the physician when the resident has a significant change in condition. It is alleged the facility failed to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as ordered in the resident’s physician’s orders for life sustaining treatment (POLST)

Failure to Provide CPR to Resident at Parmly on the Lake

Neglect was substantiated. The facility and the alleged perpetrator were responsible for the maltreatment. The alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to notify the physician when the resident’s oxygen saturation levels dropped below physician identified parameters, indicating a significant change in the resident’s condition. The AP failed to initiate CPR as indicated by the resident’s physician orders for life sustaining treatment (POLST) when the AP later found the resident unresponsive and with no pulse.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a failure to respond to a change in condition. There are many ways in which the health of a resident can change. The facility must regularly assess residents and monitor for changes in their condition and then notify their treating physician of any changes. When a person has requested CPR be provided when needed the facility has a duty to comply with the resident’s wishes. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

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If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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MDH Cites Walker Methodist Levande HCS Failure to Provide CPR

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 12th December 2019 | Category: Failure to Provide CPR, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Walker Methodist Levande HCS Staff Failed to Provide Needed CPR for Cardiac Arrest Suffered by Resident
Walker Methodist Levande HCS Staff Failed to Provide Needed CPR for Cardiac Arrest Suffered by Resident

Failure to Provide Needed CPR at Walker Methodist Levande HCS

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Walker Methodist Levande HCS withheld needed CPR for a resident in cardiac arrest.

Neglect was substantiated. The AP was responsible for the maltreatment. The AP withheld cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The client was found with no pulse or respirations. The AP knew the client’s wishes, but did not initiate CPR when the client was in cardiac arrest.

The state investigation included interviews with facility staff members, including administrative staff, nursing staff, unlicensed staff, and non-clinical support staff. The investigation included interviews with the client’s nurse practitioner and a member of the client’s family. The investigator conducted observations of the facility and client cares.

The client’s death record indicated the client’s cause of death included coronary artery disease and cardiac arrest. In conclusion neglect was substantiated. The AP was responsible for maltreatment. The facility reviewed its policies and procedures regarding CPR. The facility also provided education for the AP, including suspension from work.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves medication management and administration, or a failure to respond to a change in condition. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Garden Court Chateau Citing for Neglect after Staff Forces Medication on Client

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 3rd February 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Garden Court Chateau Cited with Neglect after Client Falls Lack of Assessment and Intervention

MDH Cites Garden Court Chateau after Client Suffers Numerous Falls

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Garden Court Chateau was abused when the AP forced a client to take medications against his/her will by straddling him/her, holding his/her head and forcing medication by hand into his/her mouth. The client became agitated and bit the AP.

In addition, it is alleged the facility neglected the same client when the client experienced two major fall incidents with head injury and the staff failed to re-assess the client. The client died eight days after the second serious fall due to a closed head injury.

Failure to Assess or Intervene after Many Falls Leading to MDH Finding of Neglect

Neglect was substantiated. The home care provider failed to complete assessments or implement interventions for the client after multiple falls. Based on a preponderance of the evidence, abuse is also substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP) forced the client to take medications against the client’s will.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves medication management and administration. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Shirley Chapman Sholom Home East

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 2nd February 2019 | Category: Failure to Resond to Change in Condition, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Resident Dies after Shirley Chapman Sholom Home East Failed to Respond to a Change in Condition
Resident Dies after Shirley Chapman Sholom Home East Failed to Respond to a Change in Condition

MDH Cites Shirley Chapman Sholom Home East Cited for Neglect

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Shirley Chapman Sholom Home East was neglected when the alleged perpetrator failed to update and notify the physician when the resident had a change in condition in the middle of the night.

Failure to Respond to Resident’s Change in Condition Leads to MDH Complaint at Shirley Chapman Sholom Home East

Based on a preponderance of evidence neglect occurred when a resident had a seizure, which was a change in the resident’s condition, and the alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to contact the on-call physician or nurse practitioner. The resident died.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a failure to properly monitor and then respond to a resident who has a sudden decline or change in condition. Calling the physician and 911 can save lives. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
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If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Primrose of Austin Clients Have Multiple Falls Leading to MDH Complaint

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 2nd February 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Clients at Primrose of Austin Suffer Multiple Falls - MDH Finding of Neglect - Multiple Falls
Clients at Primrose of Austin Suffer Multiple Falls – MDH Finding of Neglect – Multiple Falls

MDH Cites Primrose of Austin after Clients have Multiple Falls

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that two clients at Primrose of Austin were neglected when facility staff failed to implement adequate interventions to prevent the clients from falling.

Failure to Implement a Fall Prevention Program at Primrose of Austin Results in Five Clients Having Multiple Falls

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. During the investigation, it was discovered that nursing staff failed to adequately assess, follow up, or implement new or progressive interventions after five clients had multiple falls.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves falls and related head injuries and fractures. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Northfield Hospital & Long Term Care Center Cited for Neglect after Resident Falls and Suffers Injured

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 2nd February 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Resident at Northfield Hospital & Long Term Care Center Suffers Laceration after Fall During Transfer
Resident at Northfield Hospital & Long Term Care Center Suffers Laceration after Fall During Transfer

MDH Cites Northfield Hospital after Resident Falls at Facility

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Northfield Hospital & Long Term Care Center was neglected when the alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to follow the resident’s care plan and transferred him/her from the bed to the wheelchair with the assistance from one staff instead of two staff. The resident fell to the floor, sustained a laceration, and needed several staples.

Resident at Northfield Hospital & Long Term Care Center Suffers Serious Head Laceration from Fall During Transfer with Mechanical Patient Lift
Resident at Northfield Hospital & Long Term Care Center Suffers Serious Head Laceration from Fall During Transfer with Mechanical Patient Lift

Failure to Transfer a Resident Properly Leads to Fall with Injuries at Northfield Hospital

Neglect was substantiated. Neglect did occur when the alleged perpetrator (AP) compromised R1’s safety and used a mechanical lift alone to transfer R1, R1 fell from the lift, struck his/her head on the floor, and sustained a significant head laceration that required several staples.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a lack of training or maintenance pertaining to mechanical lifts and devices. Vulnerable adults can suffer serious injuries, fractures or death from falls which occur during transfers. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
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If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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